After hibernating during the winter, bees awaken in time to collect pollen and nectar from their preferred plants. Bees are excellent pollinators, as well as bees, we rely heavily on insect pollinators, such as, butterflies, wasps, moths, flies and even birds.
How does pollination happen?
When a pollinator lands on a flower, some of the pollen rubs off on its body, then when it visits the next plant, it transfers that pollen so pollination can happen.
A flowering plant has to be fertilised with pollen before it can make seeds and produce another plant. If this didn’t happen, we would run out of plants and food.
In our show home gardens, we encourage pollinators by planting flowers rich in nectar and pollen, why don’t you do the same?! We need to look after our brilliant bugs and insects and we can all do our bit to help them.
Why not plant flowers rich in nectar, such as lavender and bluebells, which will help bees find the food they need?
Also, be sure to choose local British honey, too, which will support our Honey bees and their beekeepers!
Leading luxury property developer, Burrington Estates, has appointed two new members to its growing team. The double hire of a Development Director and Community Manager comes at a time when the South West-based developer continues to expand, delivering on its purpose to create beautiful living and working environments, build enduring communities and improve the quality of lives.
John Harvey has been recruited to fulfil the Community Manager position whilst Peter Quincey will become Burrington Estates’ Development Director.
As Community Manager, John will be responsible for liaising with internal and external stakeholders for Burrington Estates. Internally, he will be encouraging and nurturing the interaction between the extended Burrington Estates family. Here, buyers, renters, partners and suppliers are invited to network with one another to grow an enduring community that will cultivate mutually beneficial business relationships, as well as meaningful personal connections. Externally, John will also be focused on expanding and growing the lasting legacy of the brand through community engagement, striving to create long-term and strong bonds within the local communities that stretch across the full breadth of the Burrington Estates portfolio.
John has strong links in the local Exeter community, as he held the position of City Centre Manager for 19 years where he was instrumental in helping successfully deliver the Princesshay scheme; a regeneration that led to the dramatic transformation of Exeter City Centre in 2007. Following this, John has also sat for a period as an Exeter City Councillor.
Burrington Estates has always planned to have a dedicated community liaison function within their team to continually explore the thoughts and ideas of the community, maximising the benefit of their developments and delivering a lasting legacy. John will be producing a strategic plan to be implemented across Burrington Estates’ entire portfolio which will focus on growing relationships on a local level. He has already begun making connections by reaching out to community groups and individuals at locations across Devon, and endeavours to continue to do so to make this role as collaborative as possible.
John Harvey, Community Manager, said:
“Working with communities to nurture relationships and understand their needs is a deep-rooted passion of mine. I’m incredibly excited to be joining the most go-ahead of regional developers, to help them nurture their internal community to become an even greater contributor to communities across the region and to ensure the Burrington legacy delivers community benefits for years to come.”
Co-Founder of Burrington Estates, Paul Scantlebury, said:
“From Burrington Estates’ inception, the ambition has been to create a community-focused role within the team as community engagement is integral to every project we undertake. When searching for the right person to fit the Community Manager role, John was not only the strongest candidate in terms of experience and knowledge but the best fit in terms of relationship building and personal integrity. We have yet to meet someone more dedicated to benefiting the community and delivering projects that everyone can be proud of. He’s without a doubt, perfect for this role.”
Peter Quincey has also been appointed to the growing Burrington Estates team as Development Director. Peter is a chartered planning and development surveyor with 15 years of experience. During this time, Peter has successfully delivered a wide range of commercial, leisure and residential projects working with both private and public sector organisations. As Development Director, Peter will be responsible for managing Burrington Estates’ commercial portfolio and delivering new projects from land assembly through to planning, construction and sales.
As Director at Grenadier Estates, Peter was responsible for the full development management process on residential and commercial projects. His role for Grenadier challenged the norm within the development industry as the ethos of the company was to achieve high quality with a strong sustainable focus. Prior to this, Peter was responsible for the development of the Exeter Science Park, which included bringing the MET office and other significant businesses into the complex.
Peter Quincey, Development Director, said:
“What attracted me to Burrington Estates is their proactive nature and ability to move at pace but without ever compromising on quality – something I have witnessed being delivered consistently across their diverse portfolio of high quality projects across the region. From residential, office, student accommodation, light industrial and more, they are constantly pushing the boundaries and will never compromise on quality.
In a relatively short time, Burrington Estates has achieved an impressive and growing reputation across the South West and I’m really keen to be bringing my experience into the mix to become a part of their ongoing and upcoming projects.”
Founder and Group Managing Director of Burrington Estates, Mark Edworthy, said:
“At Burrington Estates, we are always striving to add the very best talent to our team so we can continue to deliver outstanding projects and deliver on our purpose to create beautiful living and working environments, build enduring communities and improve the quality of lives. With the addition of Peter, we can continue our expansion further. His undoubted experience and knowledge in both high specification sustainable housing and commercial investment will prove invaluable, and he will be a tremendous asset to the development team. With our aims and ambitions for the future aligned, having Peter onboard will allow us to confidently embark on the next phase of our vision for our organisation.”
Land opposite Hay Hill Close in Fowey, Cornwall, is set for residential development by award-winning developer, Burrington Estates New Homes, following the acquisition of an area of land.
The 4 acre site on the edge of the town has outline planning permission for a collection of 46, two, three, four and five bedroom new homes. 23 homes will be marketed as affordable homes in partnership with a local housing provider.
Burrington Estates New Homes will sensitively design the homes to be in-keeping with the surrounding coastal architecture. Exceptional quality and specification is included as standard within all of the new homes, with each property. Fowey adds to the expanding portfolio of the developer, who have previously completed a collection of homes in Shortlanesend and are currently selling their last remaining homes in Trispen, Truro.
As part of their work on the development, Burrington Estates New Homes will provide financial support for educational facilities at the local primary school. The developer will work with the community to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum during build. Work is expected to begin in early 2020.
The new homes are ideally located within easy access into the harbour town, while providing commuter routes to St Austell and Truro, both of which benefit from mainline trains to Plymouth, Exeter, Bristol and London Paddington. Nearby amenities include doctors surgeries, pharmacies, good schools, boutique shops and independent restaurants and pubs.
Colin Palmer, Managing Director at Burrington Estates New Homes, commented: “Fowey is a fantastic location situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The team and I are excited to be bringing a collection of new homes to the area, which will help respond to the need for housing in the region and enhance the local community.”
To register an interest in the homes coming to Fowey in 2020, visit www.burringtonestates.com/new-homes/fowey.
Award winning property developer Burrington Estates New Homes has announced the name of a new nature trail in Manadon Park following a competition with local school children. Pupils at Manadon Vale Primary School were invited to name a woodland walk surrounding the developer’s largest development in the city, The Quarters.
The Heart of Oak Nature Trail was officially opened last week at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Burrington Estates New Homes met with Sarah Ryder, Head Teacher at Manadon Vale Primary School, and three local school children who took part in the competition. Seven year old Olivia Green was awarded first prize for her name ‘Heart of Oak’, winning a £50 Waterstones voucher. Two runners up, Mckenzie Hyatt who submitted the name ‘Maritime Walk’ and Isaac Briggs who put forward ‘Mayflower Walk’, received a £20 and £10 Waterstones voucher respectively.
A walkway with newly planted trees, flowers and a level pathway has been created surrounding the new homes at The Quarters and is open for both residents and community use. The nature trail forms part of Burrington Estates New Homes plans to provide more community spaces and improve local wildlife, with the development also home to The Burrington Butterfly Garden.
Olivia went on to cut the ribbon on site to reveal an engraved plaque with her family from school present, as well as some of the Burrington Estates New Homes team. The children then visited the Burrington Butterfly Garden, which has been created to encourage butterflies to the local area.
Colin Palmer, Managing Director at Burrington Estates New Homes, said: “It’s important to Burrington Estates to be able to enhance nature and wildlife wherever possible at our sites and support the local community. The Quarters held a unique opportunity for us to work collaboratively with the local community to create this walkway, which will allow families in the area to enjoy it for years to come. It was a pleasure working with Manadon Vale Primary School again and we were delighted to welcome them on site to open this special walkway.”
Sarah Ryder, Head Teacher at Manadon Vale, said: “It was wonderful for the pupils to take part in such a community-focused project and produce something that will be a tangible part of Manadon’s history. Everyone enjoyed the chance to be creative throughout the naming process and really got stuck in.
Olivia was thrilled that her name was chosen to represent the nature walk, and we really enjoyed heading down to site for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which was a real stand out moment for her that I’m sure she’ll remember for some time.”
Burrington Estates New Homes will ensure the walkway remains a key part of the community for many years to come and will continue with the maintenance following the completion of the build programme.
The Quarters is now 62% sold, with two and three bedroom high specification new homes still available to reserve, perfect for new homeowners or growing families. The homes come complete with a range of premium fittings and fixtures such as luxury fitted carpets, British-designed kitchens and fully integrated appliances. Prices available from £250,000*. A number of schemes, including Help to Buy, are available to make moving home even easier.
For more information about The Quarters, Plymouth, contact Burrington Estates New Homes on 01752 931030 or email email@example.com.
Buying your new home before it has been built, often known as off-plan has become increasingly popular. Not only for individual home owners, but for corporate investors to achieve greater returns, but some are discouraged by the idea of buying a product they haven’t seen.
As the government drives to get more new builds onto the market, more people from major investors to first time buyers are weighing up the pros and cons of buying property off plan.
Off plan purchasers are becoming progressively commonplace, although it isn’t as straightforward as traditional house-buying, with advances in technology, developers such as Burrington Estates New Homes offer computer generated images (CGIs) so the purchaser can visualise the finished product, plus virtual tours bringing the homes to life using 3D imagery. The financial advantages of investment can outweigh any uncertainty, buying off plan enables purchasers to secure high quality properties before they are built at the most competitive prices as opposed to buying second hand, meaning the best potential profits. Buying this pro-actively during process also provides an option of personalisation, with more choice available such as kitchen ranges, flooring, bathroom and technology choices.
The Grove in Rockbeare, is the latest off plan development of Burrington Estate. An intimate collection of five luxury detached homes where Part Exchange and Assisted Move is available please visit www.burringtonestates.com/newhomes for more information.